Why Placenta Encapsulation?
I learned about mothers consuming their placenta while I was pregnant with my son in 2014. After his birth, consuming the placenta in both smoothies and pill form made such an amazing impact on my health and well being. When the opportunity arose to become a certified placenta specialist through IPPA, I jumped at the chance to delve deeper into this ancient practice and learn how to serve new moms in such a profound way! I have the utmost reverence for this incredible organ and view it as your baby's soul sister!
Traditionally, placenta capsules have been used to:
Balance your hormones
Increase milk supply
Increase your energy
Recover more quickly from childbirth
Replenish what was lost during childbirth
Bring the body back into balance
Prevent the “baby blues”
Shorten postnatal bleeding time
Increase postnatal iron levels
Studies show that placenta is extremely nutrient rich, high in iron, protein, vitamins and minerals, including vitamin B6 and of course, your own natural hormones. It’s perfectly made for you, by you. Experts agree that the placenta retains hormones, and thus reintroducing them to your system may ease hormonal fluctuations. Here are examples of hormones, neurotransmitters and nutrients in placenta:
Prolactin promotes lactation after the baby is born.
For pain and bonding; also known as the “love” hormone
Stimulates the immune system to protect against infection
Combats stress and unlocks stores of energy
Thyroid Stimulating Hormone
Boosts energy and helps recover from stressful events
Replenishes iron deficiency and anemia
Immune booster that helps protect against postpartum infections
Urokinase Inhibiting Factor & Factor XIII
Stops bleeding and enhances wound healing
The Encapsulation Process
I will pick up the placenta from the hospital, birth center or home. It will be transported in a cooler with ice, to my house where I will immediately begin the preparation. This is when I would make a custom placenta print keepsake, if you choose. The placenta will be rinsed and cut then dehydrated for several hours. The dried pieces will be ground into a fine powder and then placed into the capsules. I will deliver the finished product to you within 48 hours!
Placenta Package Includes
- Local pick up of placenta from place of birth
- Placenta smoothie on site, in hospital room or home
- Encapsulation, usually in between 100-200 pills
- One tincture that lasts forever and can be used when menstrual cycle returns or during menopause
- A placenta print keepsake
- Umbilical cord keepsake
- Drop off of package
- One 30 minute in person or phone session to check in and adjust suggested dosage. Usually around two week postpartum.
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